Mr. Praveen Sinha, Principal Architect, Palo Alto Networks, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Addressing the students of Batch 2021-22, Mr Praveen said that parents can be rest assured that their wards are in the right hands. Further, he motivated the students to revisit once in a while from where they started their career so that they get to know how much of progress has taken place.
In his presidential address, Dr. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of PES University narrated the 50 years of Journey of PES starting from PU College to a University that has been ranked No. 1 in the State and one among Top 100 Universities in India. He said the discriminating factors that make PES Unique are Quality and value based education, learning environment with best teachers and supporting infrastructures, mentor system, placement opportunities and merit scholarships. He highlighted on the significance of attracting talented industry professionals to join academia for teaching which has also been aptly said by the New Education Policy. There by establishing a strong bondage between industry and academia as this is the need of the hour. He called upon the aspirant engineers to follow great personalities like Sri M Visvesvaraya. He said PES is in the verge of celebrating its Golden Jubilee during the year 2022. He added that PES is coming up with a medical college with a 300 bedded super speciality hospital that would cater to the needs of 100 villages in and around electronic city with the affordable medical charges.
Dr. J. Suryaprasad, Vice-Chancellor welcomed the dignitaries and audiences. The dignitaries distributed the Prof. CNR Rao and Prof. MRD Merit scholarships to the awardees. Dr. K.S. Sridhar, Registrar of PES University rendered the vote of thanks. Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor of PES University, and Prof. Ajoy Kumar, COO of PES University were present on the occasion.
The inauguration function was followed by detailed orientation by Prof. D. Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor
30+ clubs enthralled and engaged the freshers in a range of interesting activities over 8 days. On Day 1, the Pratyaya core team gave the students an insider view about the fun and experience of their club. onCreate() depicted what they are actually about and briefed the audience on Override a forthcoming event in collaboration with DSC. Google DSC focused on showcasing their achievements and club activities and conducted a marketing survey for Override’21, an upcoming collaboration with onCreate() and explained how the club provides guidance to its members. On Day 2, the student volunteers and committee members elucidated about 5 auxiliary branches of IEEE: Student Body, WiE, Photonics and Solid State, Sight and RAS along and the perks of having an IEEE membership during their undergraduate studies. The Pixelloid team covered the fresher's week with photographs and videos of the stalls and the performances with plans to create a short film. DSGNR created the posters and banners for the event and pitched description of the club. ACM made the visitors aware of the club’s past activities and future programs along with concise descriptions about the club’s aims and achievements. On Day 3, Hashtag treated the freshers to 5-minute performances comprising ﬁve songs for the duration of ﬁve minute by a troupe of ten. Nirantara which brings together those interested in classical dance forms put up performances on four different songs. Members of Clefhangers performed the classic Stand by me in pure Acapella fashion and treated freshers to melodious tunes during the lunch break, followed by a brief introduction to the club and a very warm welcome to the new members. Hackerspace briefed the freshers on the club's involvement, activities, and competitions, as well as prospective positions that would be available during recruitment. On Day 4, Mangobites theatre club of enacted the story of a teenager who couldn't achieve his goal due to social constraints had the audience enthralled. On Day 5, Zero-Day ISFCR, community focused on various aspects of cyber-security such as CTFs, penetration testing and bug bounty and engaged the freshers in Treasure Hunt which involved the Action Bound App and their QR Codes. Predict This, data science and machine learning club of Techwarts talked about activities and projects pertaining to these ﬁelds, and encouraged members to keep up with the new developments in the ﬁeld by sharing resources and guiding freshers in their learning journey. Parallax demonstrated how the club focuses on the exciting possibilities of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Game Development and spread the word about the artsy technology with enormous amounts of real life applications. CodeChef outlined its focus on competitive programming and exposure to coding solutions for problem solving through regular teaching sessions, peer to peer discussion and resource-sharing along with contests from time to time. Terpsichore, the Bollywood Club enthralled the audience with pleasing aesthetics, formations with strong visual impact and catchy songs kept the audience enthralled right until the very end. On Day 6, Shaken, Not Stirred, western music Band performed 3 classic jazz and rock songs namely Gone under, Watch Over You, and From The Inside. MUN society put forth its aims to establish the diplomatic spirit and mindset suited to that of true global citizens amongst peers on campus by preparing students for, and conduct, Model United Nations events. The Entrepreneurship Club members explained the club’s aim to establish a peer network of students who are inclined towards entrepreneurship and help them connect with the relevant stakeholders through events and workshops. On Day 7, Swarantraka, the Indian Classical Music Club presented classical fusion music and songs, Rangapura Vihaara and a Carnatic classical version of the song Shape of You. Apostrophe, the literary club demonstrated how it focuses on both oratory as well as writing aspects of literature. HELP, Humanitarian Endeavor for Life Perseverance presented an orientation video covering the history, goals, events conducted like Regard Before Discard, Plastic Plaguing Drive, and talks on mental health. Equinox presented its objective of bringing together students who have an interest in space, science, and technology and conducted mini and space quizzes. On Day 8, Panache, the fashion team put up a show which consisted of models with outﬁts with the theme of futuristic sustainable fashion. Blueprint, which connects people who share a similar interest in the various domains of business had devised a registration link with QR Code, and promoted its forthcoming event called crisis combat and organized a small activity called “Awkward Introductions” where students had to write down their names and a one line intro about themselves on a whiteboard.
At the outset, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the rank list of PESSAT-2021 entrance test conducted for admission to B.Tech programs of PES University for the academic year 2021-22. PES University successfully conducted PESSAT 2021 during July 30 – Aug 22, 2021.
A 10-point Anti-COVID SOPs was formulated by PES for the safe conduct of PESSAT-2021 across the country.
PESSAT-2021 witnessed a large turnout of candidates to take the test despite the prevailing circumstances. Over 18,000 students from across the country applied for B.Tech Programs offered by the University. PESSAT-2021 was conducted in 43 centres across India.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University and President of PES felicitated the top 5 rankers of PESSAT-2021 with appreciation certificates in the presence of their parents, the press and the media on 25th August 2021.
The first rank was bagged by Mr. Shrikara A, the second rank was bagged by Mr.Aditya Prabhash, the third rank was bagged by Mr.Arnav Arvind, the fourth rank was bagged by Mr. Yashas M Salian and the fifth rank was bagged by Mr. Vidya Sagar G.
The first round of PESSAT counseling will be held on September 4th and 5th at PES University.
PES University and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of IP Cell in PES University on 9 th August 2021. The main purpose of the MoU is to promote IP rights created in the University. Mr. Hemanth Kumar, Executive Secretary, KSCST and Dr. J Surya Prasad, Vice-Chancellor, PES University inked the MoU in the presence of Mr. Vivek Anand Sagar, IP Attorney and Consultant, Patent Information Center, KSCST and Mr. Amshuman, Trademark Attorney and Resource Person, Patent Information Center, KSCST, Dr. K S Sridhar, Registrar and Dr. Sandeep S. Desai, Dean, Faculty of Law. From PES University.
Sustainability is about development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Dr Nehaal Mayur, a renowned international development specialist shared valuable insights about prevalent issues crucial for building a sustainable future. The Pratyaya Club of PES University EC Campus hosted the webinar on July 7, 2021 on Teams platform.
The event featured poetry performances by Prakrith Keshav, Sana Rahman, Aditi Jain, Anirudh Rowjee, Kasavaraj Sai Nikita, and Sanjana. Following this, the musical performances by Anindya Mishra on guitar, Gowri Nandan on ukulele, and Mrunmayi on guitar enthralled the audience. The Express-O-Shot open mic event was organised by Apostrophe club of EC campus on July 7, 2021.
Photonics is playing an important role in driving innovation in the field of science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons. The webinar mentored by Dr Kaustav Bhowmick was an opportunity for the participants to learn about an approach to put the concept in code, visuals and creating software more than just using photonics based software. The webinar was conducted by IEEE Photonics and Solid State Circuit Society of EC campus on June 27, 2021.
Students got an opportunity to express their talent in art, literature, music, dance, short films and photography. The event, Everybody has Talent, brought together students from different streams in a creative manifestation of emotions that appeals to all. The on-line event was conducted by the Pratyaya Club, management club of PES University EC campus, over a week and concluded on June 14, 2021.
With Karnataka’s capital feeling the big surge in Covid-19 cases, PES University has volunteered to provide free delivery of cooked meals for the families of patients and needy struggling with food insecurity during the government imposed JANATA CURFEW.
The service was started from day one of the JANATA CURFEW in the State with prohibitory orders in place which resulted in lockdown like restrictions in restaurants, hotels and road side eateries.
PES University took up the task of providing hot and delicious meals to the family of the patient’s admitted at various hospitals in city particularly Jayadeva, Victoria, Vanivilas, Sanjay Gandhi, Nimhans, Rajarajeswari hospitals.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor of PES University took this novel initiative of providing fresh meals to the patient’s families. Till date over 3500 people have been fed in the “meals drive” undertaken by the University. Dr. M R Doreswamy mentioned that the Drive will continue until the JANATA CURFEW ends.
As per the directions of Dr M R Doreswamy, Hon’ble Chancellor, PES University a full day Vaccination Drive was organized on PES University campus in association with Excelcare Hospital on April 8, 2021. Faculty and staff members aged 45 years and above, got benefited by this drive. The stakeholders who took vaccination were under observation for 30 minutes in special rooms designated for the purpose.
All the stakeholders expressed their happiness for receiving the Vaccine shot at the workplace. Earlier to this drive few staff members had also got vaccinated at Excelcare Hospital.
The event tested the interest and understanding of the concepts in Data Science and Machine Learning. It consisted of two tracks, the Beginner's Track aimed at introducing freshers of PES to the fast developing fields. The Competitive Track was open to all undergrad students and required skills such as finding the right data, analyzing and understanding it and applying the insights to formulate a conclusion. The problem statements for both tracks were focused on the Global themes of Climate Change and Homicide Prevention. The event also featured guest talk by Miss Usha Rengaraju, the first Woman Kaggle 2x Grandmaster and introductory workshop conducted by Spoorthi UK, third year student. The competitive track was won by team Doge of Hrishikesh Nair, Kaushal Mahajan and Jacob Bosco. Team The Heavy of Srinivasa Raghavan, Jaaswin Kotian and Vihar Devalla and team Blank of Amrit R, Ananth K and Vritika Tuteja won second and third places. The beginner’s track was won by team Hackya of Dhruv Chawla, Aryansh Bhargavan and Aryan VS. Team Trojans on adrenaline of Arnav Kumar, Md Taseen Atehar and Ayush Praveen and team n00bs of Aadithya Krishna Vamshi V and Bhargav Hegde won second and third places. The panel of judges included Nikhil Mishra, Data scientist at fintech Industry, Aniruddha Mysore, Low latency developer at Morgan Stanley, Pranav Manjunath, data science graduate from Duke University and Adish Rao, software engineer at Bosch, all of whom are PES alumni. Tensor 2.0 Datathon was presented by the collaborative effort of the four tech clubs of PESUECC, Techwarts, OnCreate, DSC and ACM. The workshop for beginners was live-streamed on YouTube on February 28, the main event on Devpost + Discord + GMeet and guest talk on MS Teams were held on March 7, 2021.
Raghav S K and Sujith of PESU EC bagged the top prizes at the coding contest that was based on algorithms, data structures and problem solving. The programming challenge was hosted on Codechef platform jointly by PESU EC Campus Chapter on Feb 16, 2021.
Anurag G from 1st Semester, B.Tech Student of PES University EC Campus has bagged prize at the United Nations Committee for Status of women under the agenda “Achievement of gender equality through the empowerment of women by inclusion in fiscal policy and promotion gender inclusive financing” held at 9th edition of, the School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) International Model United Nations (SLCUMUN) 2021 conducted from January 29th, 2021 to January 31st, 2021.
The auditions for the music club of PESU ECC selected the members of bands in three different genres, The Clefhangers, in Acapella, Shaken not Stirred in Western music, and Swantantraka in Indian classical. The auditions held on Zoom on Jan 29, 2012 selected fourteen talented musicians for the three bands.
The two day online event provided participants a rich exposure to various fields related to space, and included both competitive and informative elements. The contest featured multiple rounds of Solar System Scavenger, Treasure Hunt, Space Jam, Poster Design and Space Debate and followed an elimination based pattern. Raeesa Tanseen and Prachi Sengar won the first prize, Anindya Mishra and Sathvik Valluri, second prize and Vijit Kumar and Anish Udapa, bagged the third prize. Workshop conducted by Equinox club and an Ideathon followed the keenly fought contest. Space Race was conducted on Discord, on the 23-24 January, 2021.
Dr S V Satish spoke at an interactive session of the international meet-up of robotics and automation enthusiasts. As an invited panel speaker, he shared his perspective on Robotics and Automation during COVID-19. The meet-up in virtual mode that was held on Sep 18, 2020 and organised by IEEE RAS International Chapter hosted experts from Japan, India and Indonesia.
PES University conducted its Fifth annual convocation on November 8th, 2020 with a total of 2032 candidates receiving the degrees. It was a mixed mode with Ph.D. holders and rank holders were invited for the convocation while other successful graduates watched the proceedings online. Two candidates were conferred Doctorate degrees at the ceremony and 14 gold medals and 59 silver medals were won by the graduating class.
His Lordship Mr Justice Gopal Gowda V delivered the convocation address. He said that the circumstances of this convocation are a bit unusual, and I would have loved the opportunity to meet all of the graduands and congratulated them at their immense achievement in person. He said Engineering is one of the oldest professions known to mankind, along with medicine and law. Engineers are the often said to be the architects of modern India. Right from the great Sir M. Visvesvaraiyya, Jagdish Chandra Bose, M.N Dastur, the designer of Steel plants, APJ Abdul Kalam, till the more recent example of Mr. E Sreedharan, the ‘metro man’ of Delhi. Science and technology is duly recognized as the vehicle to take India into the front ranks of the nations of the world. An issue of equal importance in the role of engineers, especially in a society like ours, is that they have the burden of addressing problems specific to developing communities including water provisioning and purification, sanitation, power production, shelter, site planning, infrastructure, food production and distribution, and communication, among many others.
Further he highlighted on space-race and role of engineers. While the space race is on all over the world, the Indian engineers play a key role in designing ingenious satellites, without any help from the intelligentsia of other countries. These satellites, apart from enhancing our knowledge about the Universe, also play a major role by performing several other key functions, like predicting whether, and the rainfall pattern, flood warning etc.
What is not understood is how many engineers, technologists and technicians are required to drive economic growth and sustainable development objectives within a country. There is no simple answer to this question as it is not simply a numbers game; more engineering professionals are needed if the number of engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians per capita is below the ﬁgures of a country’s competitors. Furthermore, increasing the number of engineering graduates is not necessarily a solution as there may be a shortfall in the job market for such graduates or the attractiveness of other non-engineering professions requiring problem-solving skills might entice graduates away from engineering he added.
Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA who was instrumental in establishing BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY. As founder what I expect from our graduands are:
(1) Parents have played a vital role in your success as a graduand and it is your first and foremost duty to remember, recognize and honor the sacrifice of your parents on this very auspicious occasion. Next, teachers. Teachers have moulded you into professionals. Remember and respect them. Finally have gratitude to Society.
(2) Follow core values of PES i.e. Perseverance, Excellence and Service in your life. At PES we have perseverance i.e. continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties / challenges. You are steeping into real world and you may have lot of challenges, remember “P” of PES i.e perseverance, I am sure you will succeed and PES has already imbibed this in you he added. You entered the portals of PES University to get a degree, I am very happy to say that you are leaving with not just a degree but a career including very good placements in a best company. Thus you have excelled. Next core value is “SERVICE”. Service has become one of our core values of PES. As a student myself I started school at Thyagarajnagar as that locality had no schools in those days. It is not that I had all resources so I started a school, but it was with motivation to render service to society. If you look at 5 decades of my journey in the field of education, service is our motto he added. He re-called service in terms of school adoption, house constructions, medical camps, blood donation camps, etc
(3) Admire NEP: New Education Policy (NEP) emphasises on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’ and I call upon all graduands to become ‘job creators’. NEP is comprehensive, holistic, far sighted and aimed to bring revolutionary change in education system.
(4) Every graduate of PES University should fight against the corruption, fight against crime and terror, fight against injustice.
Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor admitted the qualifying candidates and administered the oath of working for public good, innovating for advancement in their field of work, accountability to future generation, conducting oneself with honour and upholding the values of perseverance, excellence and service. He unveiled the scroll of honour carrying the names and pictures of meritorious students of the year.
Dr J Suryaprasad, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr K S Sridhar, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university.
The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players.
Dr. M.R. Doreswamy has succeeded in giving a big push to the government's school adoption policy, first by getting the nod of the legislature in the budget session of 2020-21 for all the MLAs to adopt 3 government schools for development under the Legislators’ Area Development scheme. In his press release, Dr. Doreswamy, Education Advisor, GoK has said that the scheme is now wider acceptance with all the MLCs (3 schools), MPs (5 schools) and Rajyasabha members (5 schools) coming forward to adopt schools for development in their respective constituencies. The press release also says that 25 universities (both state and private) has adopted 10 government schools each, thus taking the scheme across different sections of society.
Even reputed cine artists have agreed to participate in the scheme. This social recognition has prompted Dr. M.R. Doreswamy to seek the participation of 200 reputed IT companies to leverage school education services by adopting government schools commensurate with their preeminent status.
Dr. Doreswamy has appealed to all philanthropists to contact 080-22133678 for any logistic support needed.
Dr. M R Doreswamy speaking on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi at S-VYASA University said that the entire world is paying tribute on this day to the most celebrated son of India.
On this day one needs to introspect why only Gandhi is a Mahatma while there are many individuals rendering yeomen services to the country in many wonderful professions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers etc, His legacies of Truth and Non-violence have left a lasting imprint on the collective consciousness of human civilization.
He is a Mahatma because he got independence for the country using these twin ‘weapons’, not waging a war or with bloodshed. He was aware that violence begets violence and adopted a unique method of protest against foreign rule which was the essence of our great Indian culture. Use of peaceful non-cooperation (satyagraha), he stabilized the Independence movement for years and ultimately got independence to India.
His life was a message - a message of peace over power, of finding ways to reconcile our differences, and of living in harmony with respect and love even for our enemies. Gandhiji can be considered the most modern political thinker India has ever had. He shines like a luminous star in the galaxy of intellectuals, reformers and leaders.
Gandhi transformed the Indian National Congress party from “Class party to Mass party” i.e. inclusion of all sections of society in the party he added. He recalled that “Gandhiji was telling that means is as important as end”, He also said that Gandhi's leadership role was extremely complex. Knowing that violence only begets violence, he began practicing passive resistance, Satyagraha. His achievements were nothing less than miracles.
Mahatma Gandhi was an icon of simplicity in life style – dress, food and choosing a dress of the poorest Indian, which he even wore when he went to England for the Round Table Conference in 1931 on the invitation of Winston Churchill the then Prime Minister of UK. There many social experiments he conducted as part of the independence movement; two noteworthy are the Swadeshi Movement to encourage boycott of British goods march from Dandi and the famous salt. However today, it is sad that the country is steeped in corruption, countless scams, criminal charges, self-centric and selfishness of people representatives. There is an urgent need to rediscover Gandhian principles.
Prof. Doreswamy called upon all Universities to celebrate Jayantis in a meaningful way like what S-VYASA is doing today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and join hands with the Government’s initiative of adopting Government Schools in the State. He called upon “S-VYASA” to sign MoU with the State Government for introducing YOGA in all government schools.
Dr. H R Nagendram the Chancellor of S-VYASA University thanked Dr. M R Doreswamy for having accepted the invitation and rendering a wonderful message, befitting the occasion.. He agreed to extend full support from S-VYASA University to Government initiatives. He recalled how YOGA being introduced to WORLD from “Then Narendra (i.e. Swami Vivekananda) to Now Narendra (i.e. our Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi ji) and conceptualization of “International Yoga Day”.
Dr. B R Ramakrishna Vice-Chancellor, SVYASA University in his brief introduction of the Chief Guest Dr M R Doreswamy said that “Dr M R Doreswamy is real yogi who has contributed immensely towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through his untiring service in the education sector. The virtues of Dama i.e Self Restraint, Dana i.e. Charity or giving and Daya i.e. Compassion are being practiced by Dr. MRD from the past five decades and in this sense he is a true yogi he added.
The phone-in programme had avid readers from various parts of the country calling in to know about PESSAT online exam for admission to PES University, the placement and research opportunities for students in new circumstances and the social initiatives undertaken by the university.
To tackle the difficult situation due to the pandemic PES University conducts live online classes. A special time table with multiple teaching sessions everyday, each session of 40 minutes, is followed by students of all courses. By May 22, as part of this initiative, 488 subjects were taught by the faculty by conducting 4443 sessions which were attended by 8326 students online. The live streaming of online classes and recorded sessions are accessible through the PESU app which is supported by Impartus video platform.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that 25,124 applications for admission to PES University were received till date for the academic year 20-21. Dr. M R Doreswamy informed the callers about the elaborate planning for the PESSAT exam for admission to PES University’s campuses in Bangalore on Ring Road, in Electronic City and in Hanumanthnagar. He announced that the PESSAT online exam for BTech programme will be held in 42 test centres across the country. He spoke about the planned dates for: registration - July 15 to 24, on-line examination - July 25 to Aug 9 and slot booking starting from July 20. He further added that the results of PESSAT for BTech programme will be announced on Aug 11 and counselling will commence from Aug 14 with the last date of admission being Sep 5, 2020.
Dr M R Doreswamy mentioned that for the other under-graduate and postgraduate programmes of the university, PESSAT tests are scheduled from January 15 to August, and the results are announced 3 days after the test is taken, with Sep 5 for under-graduate programs and Sep 30 for post-graduate programs as last date of admission.
On the R&D front, Dr MR Doreswamy listed out some of the path-breaking solutions developed in the labs of the university, initiatives of the students and exemplary research projects of alumni. The projects undertaken on the campus includes indigenous ventilator e-Prana, PISAT nano satellite, work on development of drug against Covid-19, silico-vaccinology studies, research on network pharmacology of ayurvedic formulation that can work against SARS-Cov-2, validation of recently developed lateral flow immunoassay, and analytics of incidence of Covid-19 in the state of Karnataka. The outstanding work of the students include Covid-19 clinical trial studies, C-19 support initiative enabling safety measures for frontline personnel, technical paper in international journal about using machine learning to identify potential drugs for effectiveness against coronavirus, development of Covid-19 neighbourhood dashboard, and webpage with Covid-19 related and general information. Some of the alumni of PES University pursuing higher studies in India and abroad are closely associated with research on diagnosis of Covid-19 and prediction of drug targets.
PESU has instituted scholarships to encourage and recognise talent at various levels. Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships in all programs of study offer 25% tuition fee waiver to top 20% of students who have secured more than 9 CGPA. Prof MRD Scholarships are offered to the top 20% of students securing more than 8.5 SGPA. Under distinction award, students with an SGPA of 8.00 and above receive scholarships. The merit scholarships every semester have been awarded for eight times since the inception of the University and the amount disbursed is over 27 crores till date.
The class of 2020 bagged placement offers from 115 companies including multinational corporations, with average annual compensation of over 8 lacs with highest offer of over 50 lacs. 1174 offers were extended with 317 students undergoing full time internship. 75 students are working virtually as summer interns during the lockdown period. The pre-final year students are interning with Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Samsung R&D Institute, CureFit, Texas Instruments, Akamai Technologies, Groww, Analog devices and Doubtnut.
PES University undertook the reconstruction of 4 schools in Chikkodi and renovation of 5 schools in Bagalkot districts and supports 12 schools for the underprivileged in Bangalore.
The one-hour phone-in programme was organised at Vijaya Karnataka office in Bangalore on May 23, 2020.
The Clefhangers team won first place in the acoustic event called 'Voodoo Crew' at Cultura 20. The Clefhangers are the acapella faction which is about singing unaccompanied by musical instruments, of the PESUECC Music club. The team includes Sahana V K, Aratrika Ray, Reshma P Roy, Chinmaya Ravi, Sai Krupanandan, Samson Antony, Sagar Somsaale. Cultura 20, the techno-cultural fest popular among the Bangalore student community was organised by CMRIT and was held on Mar 7, 2020.
PESSAT 2020, the online entrance test for admission to PES University’s BTech program will be held, starting from July 25 and concluding on August 9, 2020, at over 35 test centers across India. PES University will comply with all the safety regulations prescribed by the Govt in the conduction of the PESSAT 2020 online test. PES University’s PESSAT entrance test enjoys tremendous following among students from across the country who are keen on embarking on a career in engineering with PES University. The university is making all the efforts to ensure that the aspiring students do not miss out on the academic opportunities due to the prevalent situation. PES University requests the students to take all the measures for staying safe and wishes the candidates the very best in their academic career ahead.
The current Corona Virus situation has prompted Universities to shutdown classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom teaching live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University put in place a special time table covering 8 teaching sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher teaching the subject. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves those students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
Dr. M R Doreswamy, Chancellor - PES University and Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor -PES University met Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka at Home Office "KRISHNA" this morning at 10:00 AM and contributed Rs. 3 crores to Chief Minister's Relief Fund COVID-19 and Rs. 2 crores to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) totalling to Rs. 5 crores towards fight against COVID-19.
Dr. M R Doreswamy said that PES University has done its bit to strengthen the hands of the Central and State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from this PES University has extended food and shelter to all labours who came for construction work at Electronics City campus and Ring Road campus from neighbouring states.
University research has a valuable long-term impact on students. In the research talk held for students recently, Dr. Gowri Srinivasa shared insights about how to approach the field of research. She answered common queries of students looking to dive into the field of research. She touched upon literature survey, trending topics and areas of a researcher’s personal interest. Dr. Gowri shared her experience about the research projects undertaken in association with Narayana Nethralaya. Participants got to know more about Google Scholar and the general structure of a research paper. The talk was organised by members of ACM PES University EC Campus Student Chapter on March 12, 2020.
The participants got an opportunity to work on AWS in the hands on session and witnessed the power of cloud computing and how it helps make our daily life easier. The workshop covered concepts from servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, to intelligence over the Internet. Mr. Ansari of Linsys Innovations conducted the workshop organised by the IEEE Student Branch of the university.
PES University has been recording class-room teaching regularly and making available to students to access the lectures from home. This practice started five years ago has proved very beneficial to students. The faculty teaching the subject also receives an update every day on the number of students who viewed the lecture in addition to providing the popularity rank of the teacher.
With the current Corona Virus situation causing a lot of anxiety, Universities had to shut down classes in the interest of safety of students.
The University in its bid to utilize the situation constructively is beaming classroom lectures live for students to access the same from their place of stay since Monday March 16, 2020.
The University has put in place a special time table covering 9 lecture sessions in a day each of 40 minutes duration across all courses. The schedule is shared with students so that they are informed on the subject and the teacher. The recorded version of the class is also made available to the student by the end of the day. This helps students to have a relook at the content delivered for better understanding and also serves students who would have missed the live session.
This initiative of the University has been well received by the students with over 80% of students accessing to live / recorded sessions of the classes conducted.
In addition, PES University central library has also provided off-campus access to students for its online resources. Library users at home or elsewhere can log in through their library server and gain access to e-resources.
Dr.M.R.Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University visited the command center that monitors the live online teaching sessions. He appreciated the efforts of the IT team under the mentorship of Prof.Ajoy Kumar, Chief Operating Officer for creating one such facility for students. Prof. Siddappa, Former Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University and Member, Board of Governors, PES University was all praise for the University for having initiated the live online teaching to students which has enabled them to utilize the time effectively while at home. Prof.Jawahar, Pro-Chancellor, PES University said that the exercise of the University in reaching out to students while they are away from campus has been very fruitful.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering emerged as winners in the The Inter-Department Throwball competition was held at the Electronic City Campus on Feb 6-7.
PES University nurtures academic excellence among students by identifying and rewarding meritorious students every semester. Prof CNR Rao Merit scholarship and Dr MRD Merit Scholarship for Aug-Dec 2019 semester were announced at an impressive ceremony. The meritorious students were felicitated by distinguished guests, Mr Sameer Garde, President Cisco- India and SAARC and Mr Mohan Sekhar, Senior Managing Director and Lead, Advanced Technology Centers in India, Accenture. 195 students were awarded Prof CNR Rao Scholarships of nearly Rs. 60 lakhs. 1,457 students received Dr MRD Merit Scholarships amounting to Rs. 4 crore 70 lakhs. 2713 students won distinction awards of close to Rs 27 lakhs.
Prof CNR Rao Merit Scholarships are awarded to top 2% of students in all programs of study for scoring cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 9 and above. The scholars get a tuition fee waiver to the tune of 25% for the subsequent year. Dr MRD Scholarships are awarded to top 20% of students for securing semester grade point average (SGPA) of 8.5 and above. Distinction awards are received by students securing an SGPA of more than 7.75.
The special message sent by Prof CNR Rao wishing the meritorious students a great future in whatever they choose to do, was read out on the occasion. Prof D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor, in his address, recollected the first scholarship award function, by the PES institution a few decades back, which was Rs five hundred each for twenty eight students. That was the beginning of the tradition of awarding scholarships which has reached an amount of Rs 10 crores this year. He looked forward to realising the vision of seeing PES University as rated as one among the top ten universities of the country within the next five years. He believed that the achievements of the students have a large role to play in achieving the goal. Mr Sameer Garde reminisced about scoring 10 grade points as an undergraduate and shared his thoughts about the life and career ahead for the students. He felt that doing what the heart tells and focusing one’s energy on the journey can make a career fulfilling. He observed that and as a professional the ideas one comes up with are key to becoming a leader. The year 2020, according to him marks the dawn of a new era in technology and termed the present time and future, especially for the students as magical. Mr Mohan Sekhar admired the role of PES University in preparing the students for professional careers, specifically the initiative to familiarise the students with new technologies like machine learning and AI, irrespective of the branches of study. He was happy to see large number of girls winning awards especially when diversity is a key focus area for the industry. Speaking of the expectations of the industry, he highlighted the importance of customer focus, innovation and effective communication. He felt that innovation is at the heart of everything that’s happening in the industry. He appreciated the university’s setting up of an advanced gym on campus as staying physically active he felt, is no less important.
Dr J Suryaprasad Vice Chancellor in his opening remarks introduced the guests. Dr K Sridhar, Registrar delivered the vote of thanks. The auditorium was abuzz with activity as 4365 students received the cheques and merit certificates.
Times B-School Survey 2020 ranked PES University at 26th place in India, 1st in Karnataka and 3rd in South India. The survey results are the outcome of methodical analysis covering desk research, factual survey and perceptual rating.
PES University is committed to developing highly skilled human resources with the ability to adapt to an intellectually and technologically changing environment with the participative efforts of the management, staff, students and parents.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering won the inter-department Volleyball competition and Department of Science and Humanities emerged as runner up. The contest in which 9 teams participated was held at EC campus from Feb 3-5, 2020.
Nitish, Team captain says being a member of Team ENIGMA from 3 years; I have led the team for the project BAJA 2020. SAE BAJA is an off-road buggy design event where colleges all over India participate and design a buggy to drive over rough terrain. The span of project has been 6 months including design and manufacturing phase. The project commenced with the design phase in July 2019 with 20 members in the group, sub categorized into five departments viz. Transmission, Suspension, Steering, Brakes and Roll cage. The team participated in SAE Virtual BAJA where it presented its design and approach to building the vehicle for BAJA 2020, and secured qualified with good results out of 200 teams. The manufacturing phase comprised of conducting market surveys, procuring materials, and manufacturing of parts, marketing through sponsorships and finally assembling the vehicle and testing. The project has provided us students with a platform for learning leadership skills, team spirit, finance management, practical fabrication skills, marketing and a full-fledged exposure in industrial sector. The team cleared all the technical tests and was approved with the certification. Previous year BAJA students are very well placed in Mahindra GE, L&T, Quest and Reliance companies with a pay package of 4.5 to 8.5 lakh annual packages.
Aditi – Female Driver says, my journey, being the only female member of Team Enigma was really exciting. Being an automobile enthusiast, I am so happy to get a hands-on experience of building a car. And that's not all.. There are all-girls teams, where the drivers are obviously girls. But being the only one in the team, and still to be chosen to be one of the two drivers of our Team, how cool is that!! Just thinking of driving the car, always gave me an Adrenaline rush. So I was really eager to get on with the project to build the car asap, so that I'll get to drive it one day soon!
As the manufacturing phase began, all of us geared up, building our own sub systems. I belonged to the Steering Department and all I had till then, was theoretical knowledge. I hadn't imagined that, one day, I would apply that and build a steering system for a car. The practical knowledge we get cannot be matched with our classroom sessions; you get so happy to see your hands dirty with grease and dust. Especially, being a girl with no clean, soft hands, makes others look at you in awe. When I told other people that we were building a car and that I was the driver, that proud expression they always had on their faces made me proud of myself!
Working in Team ENIGMA, not only did we learn a lot of technical aspects, but also learnt to deal with the situations when we went through a lot of hardships, be it the poor coordination sometimes between the team members. We learnt that, no matter what happens, work must go on and on, because Time stops for none.
Once the car was built, I felt emotional when I first saw the car running, just like a mother and father when they see their child's first baby steps. I felt really proud to have built a car from scratch; it was just nuts and bolts and pipes a few months ago, but not anymore! I remember jumping around the field when I first saw Sneh, my co driver perform some super stunts with the car. And when I first sat inside the car, and the engine was cranked, I felt the car's vibration and my heartbeat resonating within me, Oh My God!! I cannot explain in words. I was even more thrilled when my fellow teammates complimented me for my driving skills, yes! I performed quite some stunts too, during the testing phase.
I am so grateful to my college and especially to Satish sir, to have given me such a wonderful opportunity, where I learnt that one should never give up, whatever the situation may be and to never forget your goal and strive towards it.
Also, it's given me a taste of being in a male dominated field, which is definitely a stepping stone for my future endeavors, and breaking the society stereotypes.
Most importantly, on behalf of our entire team and our faculty advisor Dr. SV Satish, I would like to thank The Organic World and Invitro Research Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for so kindly sponsoring our team. If not for their contribution, we wouldn't have been able to build a much better car this year. Thank you so much and we hope you continue to support us the same way in the near future as well.
The technical paper “Design & Fabrication of Rotary Automated Bicycle Parking System” by Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES University Electronic city campus was selected and presented at 6th International Conference on Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Engineering CMECE held during 25-27- August, 2019 Hong Kong . Rotary Automated bicycle Parking System (R.A.P.S) is a smart and flexible parking system aimed to make maximum utilization of the available space. The parking system currently available does not efficiently make use of the available space and does not have adequate automation features. To overcome this, a smart and flexible system needs to be designed. The vertical rotary mechanism is favored over the horizontal setup as it requires lesser space and can accommodate more number of bicycles in one unit. In this project we have designed and developed a rotary automated bicycle parking system with the use of a rotary mechanism. The system can hold a maximum of 12 bicycles at a time. It consists of 4 docking stations, supporting frame, drive mechanisms, PIN code Reader and PLC. The work space of the system is 4m in width, 4.8m in height and 4m in length. The system is fabricated using Mild Steel which is treated and powder coated to avoid corrosion. Using Mild steel reduces the cost factor and improves the overall strength of the structure The rotary docking stations are rotated about a fixed axis and are driven by a motor of 31 HP. Each docking station has the 3 inbuilt cycle stands. A PLC and a PIN code reader are used to collect Input from the user and process the same information into memory locations of the cycles. When the user inputs his/her PIN code the PLC detects the empty docking station in the system and allots that space to the user. Now the user places his bicycle in the docking station. The system locates the specific memory location when the user inputs the same PIN code again and rotates the system based on the memory location to the exit point. The team constituted Stephen Noby, Sai Mahesh M. S., Sumanth Ashok Habib, and Vaibhav Gowda B. under the mentorship of Dr.S. V. Satish.
ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ನಾವು ಬಳಸದೆ ಇರುವುದು ಸುಮಾರು ಎರಡೂವರೆ ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯು ಕಾಲಾನುಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳೆದ೦ತೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅನೇಕ ಏರು-ಪೇರು ಗಳಿಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದ್ದರೂ
ಕೂಡ ಇ೦ದಿಗೂ ಕೂಡ ತನ್ನ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊ೦ಡು ಬ೦ದಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಇ೦ತ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ೦ತ ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಮು೦ದಿನ ಪೀಳಿಗೆಗೂ ಬೋಧಿಸುವ ಹಾಗೂ ತಿಳಿಸುವ ಜವಬ್ದಾರಿ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲದ್ದರಾಗಬೇಕು ಎ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಜೆ. ಸೂರ್ಯಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ವಿಶ್ವ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷಾ ದಿನದ ಅ೦ಗವಾಗಿ ದಿನಾ೦ಕ ೨೦/೦೨/೨೦೨೦ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ ರ೦ದು ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಸಿಟಿ ಕ್ಯಾ೦ಪಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊ೦ಡು ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದಾಗ ಆಗುವ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವಕ್ಕಿ೦ತ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಳಿದ ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಅನುಭವವೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಾರ್ಯಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎ೦ದು ಹೇಳಿದರು. ತಾಯಿ,ತಾಯ್ನಾಡು ಹಾಗೂ ತಾಯ್ಭಾಷೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಸದಾ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಹೊ೦ದಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ಇ೦ತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ವರ್ಷಾಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರದೆ ಪ್ರತಿದಿನದ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿರಬೇಕೆ೦ದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಪಿ.ಇ.ಎಸ್ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ಅಪರ ಕುಲಪತಿಗಳಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಬಿ.ಎಸ್ ನಾಗೇ೦ದ್ರ ಪರಾಶರ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರಾ೦ಶುಪಾಲರಾದ೦ತಹ ಡಾ. ಸುಭಾಶ್ ಎಸ್ ಕುಲಕರ್ಣಿ ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.
ಇದರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾ೦ಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಗಾನವಿ ಎ೦ಬ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯು ತಮ್ಮ ಭರತ ನಾಟ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆದರು. ಹಾಗೂ ಇತರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಕಿರು ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಬಗೆ ಜಾಗೃತಿಯನ್ನು ಮೂಡಿಸಿದರು
The students got an opportunity to develop a robotic arm based on Arduino microcontroller. The workshop covered all aspect of robot development from the basics to complex movements. Arduino IDE with servos and robotic arm components were used to develop the robot. The workshop was conducted in association with Vimana consortium, a community of dedicated students, industry professionals, amateur makers and innovators, on 5th Feb 2020 on EC campus of PES University.
Khushboo Gupta winner of The Women of Future Award 2019 for her contribution to the society talked to the students about the emerging ideas and trends on how to improve interpersonal skills. She stressed on the preparations students need to do to face interviews. Intuitive concepts such as Johari Window and Elevator Pitch were discussed at length. She emphasised the importance of being able to introduce oneself in an interview with confidence. Extensive information on the various kinds of interviews was shared and a glimpse of how one could approach each kind of interview was discussed. She shed light on how one can represent them better and leave an impression on the interviewer. The inspiring and informative lecture was held at the EC campus on Feb 11, 2020.
The Fashion Team of PESU-ECC put up an impressive performance at Saarang, the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras. Siri Jarmale bagged the Best Female Model spot and received prize money of Rs. 45000 in the festival held from Jan 8-12, 2020. The team was led by Bhakti Sheth and Soniya Naik under the mentorship of Dr. S.V.Satish, Cultural Convener PESU - EC Campus.
Developer Student Club in PESU held a workshop on Google’s official program for Machine Learning. DSCs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Participants in the workshop engaged in a hands-on activity session that demonstrated the usage and application of ML, QuickDraw by Google. Ms Usha Rengaraju, subject matter expert, engaged the students in a hands-on session using Kaggle to experiment and play around with ML.
4th International Staff Tournament was organized by Department of Physical Education & Sports at PES University from Jan 20 to 23, 2020. Staff members from more than 35 Engineering Colleges actively participated in this mega event including University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya from Sri Lanka Tyagarajan College of Engineering, Coimbatore and Manipal Institution of Technology and Kasturba Medical College from Manipal. Badminton and Cricket were major sports in this event.
Results as mentioned below:
Winners- Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore.
Runners- University of Colombo , Sri Lanka.
● Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Winners- Dr. C V Raman College, Davangere.
Runners- BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.
● Badminton(Below 40 category, Men):
Winners- Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Runners- Kasturbha Medical Hospital, Manipal.
● Badminton (Women):
Winners- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Runners- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
● Best player awards:
Best Batsman - Mr. Girish, PES University.
Best bowler - Mr. Chetan V, Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology.
Best All-rounder - Mr. Suresh Priyanta, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Veereah K, Dr. C V Raman College of Engineering.
Badminton (Above 40 category, Men):
Mr. Chetan K N, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.
Ms. Apeksha Embuldeniya, University of Kelinia, Sri Lanka.
The tenth annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 with the theme Auro of Lights saw more than 2500 students participating in 31events and contests. The participants showcased their talent in technical, literary, fine arts, cultural and sports fields. Students from PESU RR, DCSE, Christ, RVCE, BMSCE and 35 other colleges competed in the contests judged by top notch experts in the concerned field. The festival of talent was inaugurated with the hoisting of the flag of Karnataka followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Former Chief Justice of Karnataka High court Mr. Nagmohan Das, actress Sawathi Nayak, Aniketh Jain, CEO Kalera and Dr. J. Surya Prasad, Director PES University EC Campus graced the occasion. An audience of more than 5000 witnessed the elaborate and spectacular extravaganza over the two days. Creative team of Maaya 2019 curated the events and contests which were appreciated by the visitors many of whom captured the memory in selfies. This was the first opportunity for the visitors to experience the amazing PESU EC Auditorium. Girish and Chronicles band and DJ sponsored by MTV Beats and VH1 enthralled the crowd. The10th annual intercollegiate techno cultural fest Maaya 2019 organised by PES University Electronic city campus was held on Nov 15-16 2019.